Odessa Walks is not just a tour company. Above all, we are a team of people, united by the same values and principles. We are passionate about guiding and history. All of us are proud of our family roots and love our hometowns – Odessa, Constanta, Varna and Nessebar. We are excited to meet new people and treat them as personal friends who happen to be visiting. We share our emotions and personal stories on the tours and always hope our guests visit our hometowns more. Let us introduce ourselves with the help of this short video.

Hey world travelers! I am Olga and I am the founder of Odessa Walks. I’d like to share with you our company story.

My journey to building Odessa Walks

It all started in 1998 when I left my home country and went to California to attend a business school. What made me move across the ocean back then? First of all, interest to see the world and desire to explore my career options. And while studies were certainly important,  traveling was my real passion.

After obtaining an MBA degree I have worked in California, London and Moscow. Finally, in 2011 I made  a decision to return to Odessa, my anchor city. Why? I wanted to build something of my own, based on what I love most: meeting people, this amazing city and its rich heritage. As a result, Odessa Walks Ltd. came to live in 2011. The goal was to found not an ordinary Odessa tour company. I wanted to create really special experiences for our guests.

Great team. Authentic experiences.

I was extremely fortunate to meet exceptional people and enthusiastic guides. They joined our team in Odessa, Constanta, Varna and Nessebar. Together we pioneered a lot of interesting tours. One of our favorites —  the original History, Culture and Food Lovers Tour in the Black Sea ports.

As a company, we’ve gone through lots of gains and losses. We expanded into other Black Sea ports. We  lost a lot of business due to unrests in Ukraine and crisis in the Black Sea region. What made us carry on? Love for what we do and passion for our home cities. We’ve become more creative and knowledgeable. We’ve launched new original tours and built new partnerships.

We’ll be honored to create a memorable and fun experience for you  in Odessa, Varna, Nessebar and Constanta.

Olga Bokhonovskaya